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by Hawthorne
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Breeding combinations - health issues list
Replies: 93
Views: 13961

Re: Breeding combinations - health issues list

I think the White Elk litter also had a crypt...I'm not 100% on that though. I also thought they had one or two pups, someone would have to ask Ben and Kira to know for sure though. If so it would be news to me about the Explorer litter. The only cryptorchid Darwin produced is Wylie, to my knowledg...
by Hawthorne
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 69460

Re: New outcrosses?

I had in mind a puppy registered with the NTC or DTC, who I believe have high standards and well written rules. Anyway, I understand what you mean. I think that should be admissible. Our sister organizations should not be shut out just because they have higher standards than the TDR. Many of us con...
by Hawthorne
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: Rehoming 7 year old female
Replies: 10
Views: 2481

Re: Rehoming 7 year old female

Aw, she's a pretty girl. Good luck finding her a home.
by Hawthorne
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 4480

Re: Signs of aggression?

Some dogs pick on other dogs just because they are submissive. That could be it…or it could be a number of other things we just won't know. But if you bump into another dog that looks like her take note of her behavior. Dogs can develop fears of other dogs of a certain color / size / breed. And yes,...
by Hawthorne
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Curly Tails?
Replies: 26
Views: 4007

Re: Curly Tails?

Here are pictures of Wylie's tail types: Swimming tail (high and straight...why he only does this when he swims, I have no idea) That's his sail. Maybe Wylie thinks he's a boat. :lol: All three of mine have sickle shaped tails while moving. While at rest they are straight but if they are excited th...
by Hawthorne
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: North American Tamaskan Sled Dog Gathering 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 3051

Re: Tamaskan Sled Dogging Gathering 2015 interest

Wow, this sounds fantastic! Will they offer any prelim instruction on how to drive a sled team or will "newbies" be passengers only? Just curious.

I will be tied up with a newborn that time of year so I won't be able to attend. I hope someone takes lots of photos and video, though!
by Hawthorne
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Curly Tails?
Replies: 26
Views: 4007

Re: Curly Tails?

I was curious about this too and asked Karsten at Munsterland about it. He said what he does is pays attention to puppy tails while they eat, through out the 8 weeks they have them. He didn't say this was full proof or anything, but it was interesting non the less. I think some shepherds could brin...
by Hawthorne
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 4480

Re: Signs of aggression?

Aw. The trick will be to introduce her to a friendly rottie (I'm assuming it was the rot tie who bit her?) All of this sounds very familiar. I wonder if all the dogs talked about above are also alphas like Freyja. Just a thought. But I also wonder if this is just typical of a "pack-y" breed. Your Pe...
by Hawthorne
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Curly Tails?
Replies: 26
Views: 4007

Re: Curly Tails?

It is really difficult to determine tail carriage in puppies. It is probably based on tendons and nothing more. Just my opinion, but health, temperament and structure are more important than tail carriage, coat color, ear size, and coat curliness. I've asked this question on other dog forums and peo...
by Hawthorne
Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Arrow
Replies: 99
Views: 9296

Re: Arrow

Well Arrow's father, Oken, is available for stud services too. But he needs health tested. :D Someone suggested that the US create a fund for testing potential outcross dogs rather than have it be up to the individual wanting to use the dog. I think that's a nice idea but I wonder if we could all ag...
by Hawthorne
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: 2015 USTDC Annual Breed Show
Replies: 0
Views: 1184

2015 USTDC Annual Breed Show

Date and location to be determined. Check back soon for updates!
by Hawthorne
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Signs of aggression?
Replies: 34
Views: 4480

Re: Signs of aggression?

As for the first incident I think that's entirely normal behavior. Pepper probably sensed there was something wrong with the (drunk) lady. It can be difficult to nip these things before they happen but I have found I really need to put children into check very quickly to get them to greet my dogs th...
by Hawthorne
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Tamaskan owner North Bay On
Replies: 7
Views: 8660

Re: New Tamaskan owner North Bay On

Aw! Congrats and welcome. What a pretty girl.
If you want help finding a stud just ask in the breeding section or check out the list of stud dogs on the TDR website here:
http://www.tamaskan-dog.org/breeding/stud-dogs/
by Hawthorne
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Tamrakar Tamaskan (Leia x Dylan) Litter Expected May 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5167

Re: Tamrakar Tamaskan (Leia x Dylan) Litter Expected May 201

Aw! She really looks like her daddy!
by Hawthorne
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Dogs in the Media
Topic: Balto in Feroce Magazine July 2014 issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Balto in Feroce Magazine July 2014 issue

Cute! Congrats on a nice photo shoot :D
by Hawthorne
Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Tamaskan Litter Netherlands ( end of 2014) Sierra
Replies: 23
Views: 3171

Re: Tamaskan Litter Netherlands ( end of 2014) Sierra

Good luck Miran! Hoping for puppy breath for you :D You know--that's interesting about some males only being fertile in the spring. The same is true of wild dogs like coyotes. Spermatogenesis only occurs around the months of the breeding season. I had not heard of this in domestic dogs before. Thank...
by Hawthorne
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Club Websites
Topic: US Tamaskan Dog Club, Inc. (USTDC)
Replies: 18
Views: 2501

Re: US Tamaskan Dog Club, Inc. (USTDC)

There was to be a show / gathering in 2014 but it was cancelled because the lead committee member had to resign for personal reasons. We really regretted having to cancel, but there simply wasn't enough time to reschedule and get things going in another location / city. Planning a show takes almost ...
by Hawthorne
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Club Websites
Topic: US Tamaskan Dog Club, Inc. (USTDC)
Replies: 18
Views: 2501

Re: US Tamaskan Dog Club, Inc. (USTDC)

Hello! It's been a while since we've posted here. What ideas do folks have for our club at this point? We sure could use some volunteers to help move some things along. What ideas do you have to help increase membership? We did a mass mailing to all Tam owners in the US to encourage membership (and ...
by Hawthorne
Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: looking for a true tamaskan puppy
Replies: 2
Views: 6973

Re: looking for a true tamaskan puppy

Hi Lisa, Just a quick note about breeders in the United States. It is not uncommon for people to spend six months or more on a waiting list. This is because Tamaskan are a rare breed. Most of us have one or two litters per year at most. There are kennels out there who have puppies available all the ...
by Hawthorne
Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: predicting color
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

Re: predicting color

The middle puppy could turn out like her aunt Misquah (Points Unknown). LOL (this is crazy!)
by Hawthorne
Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: predicting color
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

Re: predicting color

So with our most recent litter, predicting color is even more of a challenge because the litter is an outcross. But what do you think? The pup on the left could turn out like his father--because he is the spitting image of Arrow as a baby. But, he also looks a lot to me like Max--who turned out look...
by Hawthorne
Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: predicting color
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

Re: predicting color

While maybe Siena was a little bit more predictable? Still very beautiful!
by Hawthorne
Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: predicting color
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

predicting color

I think I made this post in one of the old forums…but this time I have photos to go with it! I hope others can post similar "before" and "after" photos…I think this will be fun! So, I'm having fun trying to figure out what color pups will be when they become adults. As you can see below, it's not as...
by Hawthorne
Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What color
Replies: 8
Views: 1820

Re: What color

This whole thing about color is actually not that easy to predict. If you don't mind, I'll start a new thread and post puppy / adult photos side by side and you'll see what I mean. Actually, I think Wylie's overcoat looks a lot like Raven's but she has the red undercoat. It's interesting to me becau...
by Hawthorne
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding Planned: Freyja x Arrow 2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3978

Re: Breeding Planned: Freyja x Arrow 2014

For those of you not on Facebook, here is a group portrait of our 2014 Snow Litter. Puppies are 3.5 weeks old in this photo. There is one boy and two girls. (from left to right: Male: Hawthorne Katiyana; Female: Hawthorne Astrila; Female: Hawthorne Tlun)
by Hawthorne
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding Planned: Freyja x Arrow 2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3978

Re: Breeding Planned: Freyja x Arrow 2014

We are broadcasting puppy cam live most days of the week (about 10am to 8pm EST)

http://www.ustream.tv/hawthornetamaskan
by Hawthorne
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Scams & Warnings
Topic: Ratliff has stolen a J&J Tamaskan dog
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Re: Ratliff has stolen a J&J Tamaskan dog

Kody,
All reputable and registered breeders of Tamaskan Dogs can be found on the TDR website: http://www.tamaskan-dog.org
Good luck in your search!
by Hawthorne
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Balto´s adventures
Replies: 140
Views: 11055

Re: Balto´s adventures

Great photos, thanks for sharing! I have to say I'm jealous of your dog! LOL It's been a long time since we've gone on a proper camping trip. We have a cabin we go to now--a little easier to manage four dogs. :P
by Hawthorne
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Up and coming breeders discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8311

Re: Up and coming breeders discussion

Another thing you can do to educate yourself are online classes. Here are two that some of us have already taken: Canine Reproduction https://www.coursera.org/course/theriogenology and the many courses listed here: Canine Genetics http://www.instituteofcaninebiology.org Enjoy! :D [edit: add (sorry, ...
by Hawthorne
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Up and coming breeders discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8311

Re: Up and coming breeders discussion

Hahaha! We had just moved to Harrisburg, PA from across the state four years ago. We just walked into vet offices and asked if there were any "breeder vets" on staff or how the vets felt about responsible dog breeders. (There is a difference, and I've found that vets respond to the word "responsible...
by Hawthorne
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Up and coming breeders discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8311

Re: Up and coming breeders discussion

What do you mean the bitch has to go under? Under anesthetic? Because that's generally not true....most vets will do it while they are awake. I've assisted a few times and most bitches don't really mind it at all. For frozen AI, yes the bitch has to be put under because it is a surgical implantatio...
by Hawthorne
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Up and coming breeders discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8311

Re: Up and coming breeders discussion

I think AI has got a bad rap so far, especially frozen semen - frozen has only been tried once in the tam world so far, and it didn't work. I plan to use AI quite a lot to make sure the australian gene pool does not get bottle necked. Yes it did, he's sitting right beside me. Wylie was the product ...
by Hawthorne
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Up and coming breeders discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8311

Re: Up and coming breeders discussion

As far as a local mentor, do you suggest local like in the same town? Same state? Tarheel is kind of local, but not convenient for frequent visits. Also, when looking for an experienced local breeder, what type of of breeds would be best? Sibes, GSD, arctic breed...these types of large breeds? Or j...
by Hawthorne
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Up and coming breeders discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8311

Up and coming breeders discussion

I thought at least I would start a thread here. If I participate, I want this to be a place where folks can come and ask questions and not get ridiculed or belittled. I know how daunting it is staring out...and really I hope I'm not the only one who participates because I really don't feel qualified...
by Hawthorne
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommended reputable breeder in the U.S.A.? (West coast?)
Replies: 13
Views: 3061

Re: Recommended reputable breeder in the U.S.A.? (West coas

Another red flag is if a breeder always has puppies available, they are probably a puppy mill! We keep our dogs in our house--so have very few breeding dogs. The TDR requires that there be one heat cycle skipped between breedings so most females cannot be bred more than once per year. Knowing that, ...
by Hawthorne
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Yet another Tamaskan song!
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Re: Yet another Tamaskan song!

I think this is hilarious. LOL
by Hawthorne
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kamar)
Replies: 16
Views: 2294

Re: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny) & Phoenix (Oslett Laylet el Kama

Aw, congrats on the new addition! Yes, having two really is a blessing, isn't it? Both girls are beautiful. The mirror photo is really funny!
by Hawthorne
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: ARBA / KC Show Results: 5 Oct 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1903

Re: ARBA / KC Show Results: 5 Oct 2013

There was some additional information required for our database submission to ARBA. Since this was recently completed, ARBA and KC USA have released all registration certificates and champion certificates (for those who earned and paid for them) to each dog owner. I have checked with those who I kne...
by Hawthorne
Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: upcoming ARBA Shows (United States)
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Re: upcoming ARBA Shows (United States)

ARBA show in Manalapan, NJ this weekend the 7th & 8th of June. A film production company will be there to create promotional materials for ARBA, as well as (I believe) to try and get a program on one of the network TV stations. Sadly, I cannot attend because I have a litter of pups. I SO wish I coul...
by Hawthorne
Fri May 30, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Light masking
Replies: 80
Views: 9064

Re: Light masking

One thing to consider is to take her to an ARBA show and show her when she is older. I would skip the gangly phase (6 months to 1 year). Try and show her and get some objective opinion on her structure. You will have to do preparation, though, as showing a dog takes lots of practice. (Sorry if you k...
by Hawthorne
Mon May 26, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: UGH still pulling!
Replies: 34
Views: 4200

Re: UGH still pulling!

I also think this is his age, too. Just be consistent with him. He should start to chill out around three years old ;)
by Hawthorne
Wed May 21, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding Planned: Freyja x Arrow 2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3978

Re: Breeding Planned: Freyja x Arrow 2014

Thanks! I have to remember to stay calm for Freyja…though I am SO VERY EXCITED! :P
by Hawthorne
Wed May 21, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Rook
Replies: 35
Views: 3725

Re: Rook

He is stunning. I ask about the name because we already have the name "Ruuq" picked out for our next puppy. :D It's the same pronunciation but has a different meaning.
by Hawthorne
Tue May 20, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Arrow
Replies: 99
Views: 9296

Re: Arrow

I know White Elk are considering using Arrow at some point. Possibly with Auri. interesting! I would like to see what that produces as far as markings go, do you know if it's via AI? Um, I don't think they've determined that yet. Maybe write to inquire? They are quite a distance from Points Unknown...
by Hawthorne
Tue May 20, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Rook
Replies: 35
Views: 3725

Re: Rook

May I ask how you came up with the name?
by Hawthorne
Tue May 20, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Arrow
Replies: 99
Views: 9296

Re: Arrow

Katelyn, I know White Elk are considering using Arrow at some point. Possibly with Auri. And then there are all the Sylvan pups who are coming into the US, too :D It would be very exciting to see what he produces with different lines in the Tam. I'm just so excited to see what these pups look like a...
by Hawthorne
Sun May 18, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Breeding Planned: Freyja x Arrow 2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3978

Re: Breeding Planned: Freyja x Arrow 2014

Freyja at the end of 8 weeks. One more week to go! We are so very excited to see what these pups look like <3
by Hawthorne
Thu May 15, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Sales Info
Topic: Deposits in advance?
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Re: Deposits in advance?

I also do the same as Debby. I don't take deposits until pups are born. I don't want to hold on to someone's money for a long period of time either. Heaven forbid if something were to happen to our dogs or at the very least, there weren't enough pups to go around. I have had so many people fill out ...